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  • 25 Crash Causes: Rain

    Because inclement weather decreases visibility on the road, more auto accidents tend to occur when it rains. Even light rain can cause the roads to become slippery and a driver’s line of sight to be blurred. Heavier storms might further interfere with the driver’s ability to fully control his or her vehicle. Rain is among the top causes of car crashes.

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  • 25 Crash Causes: Reckless Driving

    We often hear unsafe drivers being described as ‘reckless,’ but what exactly is reckless driving, and is it illegal? Under Illinois law (625 ILCS 5/11-503), a person commits reckless driving under the following circumstances: Driving a vehicle in a way that demonstrates willful or wanton disregard for other people’s safety or property Knowingly driving a vehicle on a grade or incline, such.

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  • 25 Crash Causes: Drunk Driving

    You’re driving home from a friend’s get-together on a Saturday night. From the rearview mirror, you notice a familiar vehicle behind you swerving from left to right and accelerating in an erratic manner. The car belongs to someone who also attended the party, and you recall the driver consuming more than a few alcoholic beverages.

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  • 25 Crash Causes: Speeding

    Speeding is one of the top 25 causes of car accidents nationwide. From 2004 to 2013, an average of 31 percent of traffic fatalities were speeding-related. In Illinois, the rate of speeding-related fatalities is even higher at 42 percent in 2013 alone. The typical speeding accident happens from midnight to 3 A.M., and on non-interstate, local roads.

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  • Top 25 Crash Causes: Distracted Driving

    We’ve all been there — cruising down the road when suddenly another car cuts into our lane, or we’re stopped at a stop light and our heart drops as another driver barely misses hitting us from behind. Even worse — the driver doesn’t stop and we watch in horror as they inevitably collide with us. It can be frustrating — and even infuriating — to notice that the other driver who ...

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  • Traffic Violations and Personal Injury

    Traffic violations often go hand-in-hand with car accidents, and often may play a role in causing an accident. Traffic violations can range from a speeding ticket to a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. Examples of common minor offenses include: Running a red light Running a stop sign Illegal turning Improper lane usage Failure to yield to right of way Howe ...

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  • Urethral Injuries from Car Accidents

    We frequently hear about head, spine, or back injuries resulting from an auto accident. However, severe collisions also increase the risk of damage to internal organs, and the devastating outcomes might only manifest well after the incident occurred. For instance, victims who suffer pelvic trauma or lateral compression from a head-on crash, bicycle collision, or rollover accide ...

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  • Motor Vehicle Recalls: Should You Be Worried?

    Popular manufacturers like Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and Ford recall millions of motor vehicles every year. Typically, a safety recall indicates that there was a flaw with a particular vehicle part that can endanger your safety on the road. Recent trending topics of concern include the national initiative to replace defective Takata airbags in over 19 million cars, as well ...

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  • Locating Witnesses After An Accident

    After a car collision, it can be unclear which driver was at fault. The other party’s insurance company has may deny your claim if they believe there is insufficient evidence to show their driver was at fault. In this event, third-party witnesses may be the key to winning the insurance dispute. If a discrepancy arises, insurance adjusters typically inquire whether any witnesse ...

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